And you can’t possibly know that, while I was exchanging emails with Hoel for this article, his record was being shattered by George Hood, a 57-year-old trainer and former Marine. He went five hours, 15 minutes.
You probably don’t know that Tom Hoel held a plank for four hours and 28 minutes on May 22, 2015, setting a world record, Men’s Health Australia’s Lou Schuler wrote.
You probably don’t know that this is the second plank record for Hoel, a 52-year-old Dane. His previous record of three hours and eight minutes, set in 2014, was obliterated by Chinese policeman Mao Weidong a few months later. Weidong planked for four hours, 26 minutes.